Friendship, gratitude, and a little mischief at The Lillian Booth Actors Home, in Englewood, New Jersey.
. . . an American singer-songwriter best known for his association with the group Sha Na Na and for his hit song, "Shannon". They made several regional hits including "Simone", "Come On Say It", "Skin King", and a cover version of Lindisfarne's European hit, "Meet Me on the Corner".
THE LILLIAN BOOTH ACTORS HOME
The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey, is an assisted living and skilled nursing care facility, which provides a comfortable living environment for 124 entertainment professionals on six acres of property.
For more than 100 years, they have been providing for retired entertainment professionals.
THE ACTOR'S FUND
. . . A nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.
VIDEO PRODUCED BYAllan Pepper,The Bottom Linehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bottom_Line_(venue)ANDChristine Lavin
. . . A New York City-based singer-songwriter and promoter of
contemporary folk music. She has recorded numerous solo albums.
THE BOTTOM LINE
In August 2014, Eileen Pepper, wife of Allan Pepper, former owner of The Bottom Line in NYC, moved into The Actor’s Home in Englewood, NJ due to issues with MS. Allan spent every day visiting her, and one day while walking back to his home thought, “this place is so cool it should have a song.” He contacted long-time friend singer/songwriter Henry Gross (“Shannon” and original member of Sha Na Na) who contacted his longtime co-writer Roger Cook (“I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing,” “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress”), and two weeks later they finished “Come On Home” in Henry’s living room in Nashville. Henry then enlisted his friend Joe Brown (played on two of George Harrison’s final albums, GONE TROPPO and BRAINWASHED) to play uke on “Come On Home.” Allan, wanting to be closer to Eileen, now lives at The Actor’s Home, too. When he sent me the song I thought, Hmmm . . . a video
. . . this song should have a video . . . Christine Lavin